Sallieann Harrison’s Quilting Journey

16 Oct

What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon with Sallieann Harrison, talking about her beautiful quilts and favourite techniques! Christmas Goose Stiches Sallieann learnt to quilt while living in the USA in the early 2000’s.
She uses traditional quilting techniques and has won several quilt show awards in the UK and USA.
Sallieann specialises in felted wool appliqué on a sewing machine using speciality threads.  She makes Civil War and 30’s reproduction quilts and also enjoys small piecing.

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Members brought in two wonderful quilts they have made to add to our enjoyment! One made from Janet Clare fabrics and the other made for her grandson who lives on a farm!

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A Buzzing Start to the Year!

10 Sep

Well we had a very busy start to the year, welcoming four new members and traders Little L’s and Finstall Fabrics.  It was a feast for the eyes with all the brightly coloured threads and fabrics to delight the senses. Thank you for coming and thank you to everyone who popped in to visit!

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Show and Tell of the work we have been completing in the past and over the summer!

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Pat has worked hard creating 2 gorgeous pieces!

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Lesley Anne made this lovely blue work sampler for her friends wedding!

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Keris has completed this stunning seahorse wallhanging embroidered onto a piece of fabric she dyed using salt.

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Norma completed this fabulous purple quilt! What a lot of talent we have amonst our members.

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And Christmas is coming everyone! Some ideas to get our christmas decorations underway ready for the Holy Cross Christmas Tree Festival. What a great start to the new  quilting year. See you all in October!

Pot Holder fun and Member Quilts at the Festival!

29 Aug

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Salinder and Hilary selling Tombola tickets for the Quilters Guild Region 12 fundraiser at the Festival of Quilts. Thank you to everyone who made a pot holder! Some were even made star prizes, well done!

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Members Jeannie Duncan Farr and Pat Hixon had this joint wonder on display!

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Jeannie’s quilt above will feature in the Guild calendar for 2019! Congratulations!

Anja Townrow Teaches and Talks.

23 Jul

This month Anja Townrow came to teach on Friday and speak on the Saturday at our AGM.

She taught a very interesting workshop, Foundation Piecing with added curves. This is one of Anja’s favourite methods of constructing a quilt design and the curves look fabulous.

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The workshop group spent a very busy day constructing the start of a cushion or wallhanging and went home inspired! Thank you Anja!

Saturday – After a delicious lunch, which was prepared and provided by member Sandra Ajax, thank you Sandra, we went on to enjoy Anja’s talk.

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Anja showed us a stunning array of different quilts, what a wonderful selection!

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What a superb array of bright colours and bold designs. Thank you Anja for a wonderful 2 days!

The winner of this years Wendy Surridge Challenge is Marie Austin with her just gorgeous foundation pieced Highland cow! A worthy winner, well done Marie.

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See you all at the next meeting on the 8th September 2018!

 

 

Sally Ablett on Quilts.

11 Jun

What a treat! Sally gave a talk on Quilts, quilts, quilts and it certainly was. They just kept on coming and each one a stunner. What a busy lady she is! With lots of hints and tips thrown in too, this was a quilters dream. A lovely afternoon enjoyed by all, thank you Sally.

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Show and Tell

We had even more quilts to drool over with a members show and tell to add to the day!

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Helen Morgan has been very busy making a fishy entry for the Tapestri Cafe at Swansea Festival of Quilts. She has also made a beautiful Welsh whole cloth quilt and designed the hand sewn stitching pattern herself. It is absolutely beautiful!

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Glynis has been working on a baby quilt and Helen Hughes has made this wonderful appliqued Apple Hill Farm quilt. A very good day to indulge ourselves.

Service and Stitching

21 May

The girls spent an interesting time on the workshop with Dian Smith, looking at examples of machine quilting and practising their technique!

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Mark Pickles from the Sewing Studio came to service our machines and brought some lovely fabrics for members to browse through.

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Thank you to Anne and Salinder for all their hard work over the two days. A special thank you to Salinder for organising another successful trip to the Malvern Spring Show! It was very much enjoyed and such lovely weather!

Julia’s Quilts and Pot Holders!

21 Apr

It was a busy meeting this month and members worked hard making pot holders for the Quilters Guild Region 12 Tombola at the Festival of Quilts in August.

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With her usual skill Salinder has coordinated this, sourcing and providing insulated wadding and organising us all.

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There were many other skills on show too!

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Julia gave us a fascinating talk with examples, about her life of quilting. From the 1980s to present day we were treated to a wide variety of colours, colour combinations and patterns, from UK via USA to Wales. Quilts made with Glamorgan Quilters, Bridgend Quilters, Julia’s classes, workshops she attended…. Lots of memories for lots of us, including her chairing of Glamorgan Quilters. Not just quilts either, table runners, wall hangings, cushions, bags, waistcoats, aprons. Quilting with new fabric, men’s ties shirts. What a talented member we have in Julia. Thank you Julia for an entertaining and inspiring talk.

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